Use Google Public DNS on Windows XP, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10

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Goto System menu, click Preferences, then goto Network Connections.
Select the connection:
To use Google Public DNS for an Ethernet connection, select the Wired tab, then select your network interface in the list.
To use Google Public DNS for a wireless connection, select the Wireless tab, then select the appropriate wireless network.
Click Edit, then select the IPv4 Settings tab.
If the selected method is Automatic (DHCP), open the dropdown and select Automatic (DHCP) addresses only instead. If the method is set to something else, do not change it.
In the DNS servers field, enter the following addresses separated by a space: 8.8.8.8  8.8.4.4
Click Apply to save the change. If you are prompted for a password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
If you cant open any site, try rebooting.

Google’s new Public DNS is like a new OpenDNS. It claims to be faster, secure and private. Here are the steps needed to change the DNS to the new Google Public DNS addresses for Windows XP, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10. The internet speed would be unaffected but the initial wait times would be decreased a bit.  It has absolutely no effect on download speed.

Use Google Public DNS on Windows XP

  1. Open Control panel and goto “Network and Internet Connection”.
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  3. Click “Network Connections”.
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  5. Select your Internet Connection and right Click on it. Select “Properties”.
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  7. Select TCP/IP and click “Properties”.
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  9. Check the DNS section at the bottom. If there are already entries on it, Write them down on a safe place. If “Obtain the DNS server Automatically” is selected, select “Use the following DNS server addresses” and enter these two addresses: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
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  11. Click Ok to Finish.
  12. If you can’t open any site, try rebooting.

Use Google Public DNS on Windows 7

  1. Open Control panel and select “Network and Internet”.
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  3. Open “Network and Sharing center”
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  5. Select “Change adapter settings”.
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  7. Right click on your active internet connection and choose “Properties”.
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  9. Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP v4)” and click Properties.
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  11. Check the DNS section at the bottom. If there are already entries on it, Write them down on a safe place. If “Obtain the DNS server Automatically” is selected, select “Use the following DNS server addresses” and enter these two addresses: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
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  13. Click Ok to Finish.
  14. If you can’t open any site, try rebooting.

Use Google Public DNS on Ubuntu 9.10

  1. Goto System menu, click Preferences, then goto Network Connections.
  2. Select the connection:
  3. To use Google Public DNS for an Ethernet connection, select the Wired tab, then select your network interface in the list.
  4. To use Google Public DNS for a wireless connection, select the Wireless tab, then select the appropriate wireless network.
  5. Click Edit, then select the IPv4 Settings tab.
  6. If the selected method is Automatic (DHCP), open the dropdown and select Automatic (DHCP) addresses only instead. If the method is set to something else, do not change it.
  7. In the DNS servers field, enter the following addresses separated by a space: 8.8.8.8  8.8.4.4
  8. Click Apply to save the change. If you are prompted for a password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  9. If you cant open any site, try rebooting.

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